I made a project similar to this many years ago and I suddenly just remembered all about it the other day! I figured a refresh was in order, so today I want to share with you this Valentine pocket upcycle craft.
The foundation of these pockets is the center of a paper towel roll, or if you've got a sturdier wrapping paper roll center, that works too. Because you might put treats inside, I'd steer away from a toilet paper roll.
With the paper towel roll, you cut it into three pieces that are about 3.5" long each.
Cut a piece of patterned paper to 3.5" ( or matching the length of your paper towel roll) x 5.5". Place glue all over the backside of the patterned paper and roll it around the tube, so you it's covered all the way.
Use a sewing machine to zig zag stitch along the bottom of the tube. Pinch the edge to get started and slide the tube under the sewing machine foot and it will do the rest. Remember to only sew the bottom. We want the top of the tube to remain open.
Cut a strip of contrasting patterned paper 1 1/4" x 5.5. Cut small fringe on one long edge of the strip. Place glue on the back side of the strip and carefully wrap it around the top of the tube, placing the end seam in the back.
Embellish your pocket as desired. I used the adorable February 2023 kit from Miss Kate Cuttables.
Punch holes in each side of the tube at the top. Thread pretty ribbon through one of the holes and tie a knot on the outside edge to secure it. Repeat on the other side.
Tuck a small doily or some tissue paper inside the roll and fill with treats!
These look so fun hung on doorknobs for a sweet little holiday treat. These Valentine treat pockets also make great classroom valentines.